The Planetary Science Journal

Water molecule found on Asteroid for the first time

A feature that is unambiguously attributed to molecular water.

Moon shrinking causes moonquakes and faults near lunar south pole

Shallow moonquakes capable of producing strong ground shaking in the south polar region.

Evidence of potential salt glaciers on planet Mercury

Unveiling mercury’s geological mysteries.

Large mounds on Kuiper belt object Arrokoth may have a common origin

These “building blocks” could guide further work on planetesimal formational models.

How the solar wind interacts with Mercury’s surface?

New insight into how interactions with the Sun alters the surface and produces Mercury’s very thin atmosphere.

Asteroid’s comet-like tail is not made of dust

A weird asteroid has just gotten a little weirder.

The first detailed, wide-area map of water distribution on the Moon

A new map reveals the distribution of Water near the Moon's south pole.

New Aurorae detected on Jupiter’s four largest moons

The team detected aurorae at visible wavelengths.

What it would take to discover life on Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus?

Enceladus is a hot candidate for potentially harboring alien life.

Massive volcanism may have transformed ancient Venus’ climate

Massive volcanism may have altered ancient Venus’ climate.

Shallow lakes in Europa’s Icy Crust could erupt

Any plumes or volcanic activity at the Jovian moon’s surface are caused by shallow lakes in its icy crust.

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